I've heard people in other threads talking about how they don't care about video functionality. I don't get it. How can someone love making images and completely dismiss motion pictures?
I do both and it only seems natural that if you like one you would like the other. I just can't wrap my head around it only wanting one. I can understand people having a preference, but to buy a $3000 body an never shoot video on it? Really?
In my opinion these cameras are set when it comes to photo features. They don't need to get any better than they already are. With maybe one exception, AF speed/accuracy during liveview. It's video features that are far behind where they should be and that should be the main focus right now of these camera manufacturers.
Interesting thought. I am one of those crazy people. I've had my 5DII (my first digital SLR by the way, coming directly from 35mm film) now for exactly 3 years I think. I've used the video functionality once.
Video doesn't interest me as a medium or art form if you will. I despise the editing process and only do it if I absolutely must. And then I use a designated camcorder. Or better yet my iPhone. I don't care about the quality of it. My approach to video is that of other people's snapshots with their camera phones. I share them with friends and family and rarely look at them again. I go to the movie theater maybe once a year - at best.
It's not that I don't enjoy the occasional movie or even TV series for it's production value. But even then I look at things like lighting or so more as a photographer if that makes sense. Things like score and sound I also pay more attention to.
Photography is about the moment. For actual story telling along a timeline I prefer music, books or the actual content of a movie or feature.
I wonder where the different preferences come from. Come to think of it it may be how we process details. I like the details of visual arts but maybe I'm not quick enough to process them in moving pictures. In music on the other hand I notice every little detail immediately even though it's a continuum. I believe that's why I prefer photography and music over pretty much everything else.